Scenario Four Diagnosis


JV is a 65-year-old male who is on the surgical floor following a bowel resection 18 hours ago. The nurse notes that he has been complaining of abdominal pain even though he has been using his PCA pump. Currently, he is alert and oriented and complaining of pain. Respiratory rate is 24 and shallow, temperature is 99.8F. His SpO2 is 95% while receiving oxygen via nasal cannula at 2 Lpm. Use the Blood Pressure and Auscultation tabs to complete the physical assessment.

Which of the following is his most likely pulmonary condition at this time?

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